HYSTEROSCOPY IN LOCAL ANESTHESIA
- It is not necessary to have an escort with you
- The patient can leave 10-15 minutes after treatment
- The procedure is painless
HYSTEROSCOPY UNDER GENERAL ANESTHESIA
- It is necessary to have a pickup / escort with you
- As soon as the patient is OK after the procedure, she is released home in about 2 hours
- The procedure is painless
The choice of anesthesia method depends on the specific case
Hysteroscopy is a short gynecological procedure in which a thin camera is gently inserted through the vagina and cervix into the uterine cavity. The development of this technique is on the rise especially in recent years, thanks to the improvement and miniaturization of optics and cameras, as well as its affordability.
It is recommended to perform the procedure when the endometrium is the lowest. Naturally, it is just after menstruation or the endometrium is prepared for examination with the help of hormones that limit its growth.
According to the range of performance and difficulty, we distinguish between surgical and diagnostic hysteroscopy.
WHEN IS HYSTEROSCOPY SUITABLE?
- In case of abnormal uterine bleeding
- Upon investigation of an abnormal ultrasound finding
- For problems with painful menstruation
- In case of infertility due to uterine factors
- In case of infertility (inability to deliver a child)
- In the localization, extraction and reposition of the intrauterine device
- When checking after operations on the uterus
- When removing residues after childbirth or abortion
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER HYSTEROSCOPY?
Patients usually feel a slight pressure in the lower abdomen after the operation, but it subsides before leaving the surgery. Also, minor bleeding that does not exceed the rate of menstrual bleeding stops in a day or two after hysteroscopy. Weak analgesics (pain medications - eg Paracetamol tablets, Algifen drops) are usually enough to relieve these pains. It is possible to recommend using them before the procedure and thus ensure the duration of their effect during and after hysteroscopy.
After the procedure, most patients can resume normal activity at work or at home the following day after the procedure. To minimize the risk of inflammation or infection, it is recommended to only shower, skip bathing or swimming and use tampons for about a week. Patients who have undergone diagnostic hysteroscopy are advised to avoid sexual intercourse for one to two days after the end of bleeding. After operative hysteroscopy, the postoperative regimen is extended for up to three weeks, depending on the extent and type of operation performed.
Although complications after hysteroscopy are rare, the patient should contact their doctor if they bleed excessively or experience symptoms of infection, such as convulsions, fever, chills, and so on, within a few hours to days after the procedure.
HOW LONG AFTER A HYSTEROSCOPY CAN I TRAVEL?
The procedure is short, lasts 5-15 minutes. You are released from our clinic about 2 hours after the operation. It is usually not a problem to travel within a few hours after the operation. Hysteroscopic procedures are very well tolerated.
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